Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows provide free writing support to JC students in all disciplines or programs of study from astronomy to zoology. We can help you no matter where you are in the writing process – from collecting material at the beginning to properly citing sources at the end of the process. We can help with essay writing, research writing, APA, MLA, Chicago style, notetaking, reviewing assignment instructions and more! We offer online/e-mail tutoring services for online students.

How to contact a Writing Fellow

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Olivia Schroeder


Hello! My name is Olivia Schroeder, and I am currently working towards my associate in liberal arts and would like to pursue the goal of writing and publishing fiction novels. Outside of classes, I spend a lot of my time at my dance studio, where I practise ballet and help teach younger classes. I also love to read, draw, and create comics! I have always had a love for writing as a form of communication, and I want to help others understand how writing can express their thoughts, opinions, and feelings to others. I like helping people learn and learning from them in turn. I strive to be friendly and understanding towards others and to help them express their thoughts to their greatest potential.

Jaykob Walcher


Hello!  My name is Jaykob Walcher, and I am currently attending Jackson College. I am duel enrolled through Northwest High School. I am in my senior year of high school and am about half way to my associates degree. When I am finished with classes at JC, I plan to attend a four year college where I hope to keep studying history and science. My goal is to be a teacher. Outside of school, I like to spend time with my family and play video games. I want to help my peers develop their writing skills as a writing fellow.

Olivia Savage


Hello there! I’m Olivia Savage, a sophomore enrolled at Jackson College and excitedly representing Meadville, Pennsylvania, as a women’s soccer recruit. My current endeavor involves pursuing an associate degree in sciences while planning to seamlessly transfer to a four-year university. The journey of uncovering my genuine passions and purpose is an ongoing adventure—one that I wholeheartedly embrace. When I’m not engrossed in classes or soccer, my heart thrives in the Marvel universe, and I find comfort in music and the melodies of my guitar. My greatest joy stems from lending a helping hand to those around me, a value I hold close. As Frigga, the revered Queen of Asgard, wisely observed, the path to self-discovery often winds through failures, but our authenticity defines us., My goal is to guide my fellow classmates along their unique journeys, particularly within the realm of writing.

Hope Schroeder


Hello! My name is Hope Schroeder. This is my second year at JC, and once finished, I plan to transfer to a university to continue my studies in psychology. School was difficult for me in the past; I barely graduated high school. After high school, I attempted to study at JC and almost immediately dropped out. It wasn’t until years later that I was diagnosed with ADHD. After receiving the help I needed to manage my ADHD, I decided to give college another try, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. This journey pointed me toward a psychology degree, and I can’t wait to help others meet their full potential!

Briannah Snell

Works with Professor Agy to create videos

Hi! my name is Briannah Snell. I am planning to get my associates at Jackson College and then transfer to a university for a master’s in education. I’d like to pursue a career in teaching. I love animals, traveling, and writing. I find writing a good way to let go and express my ideas in ways I may not otherwise be able to. I hope to help other people with their writing so that they can also be able to express their ideas.

Junior Writing Fellows

Audrey Bickel

In training

Hello! My name is Audrey Bickel. I am completing my Associate of the Arts at Jackson College before transferring to study Education and Dance. I have danced my entire life, and in my senior year of high school, I became an instructor and choreographer. Since I love what I do, it feels like a hobby and a job. This became my creative outlet and helped me discover my love for teaching and helping others. I am a very creative person, which is partly why I am drawn to writing. Outside of work and school, I like to crochet, read, and play games with my family. One reason I was able to go from a student to a dance teacher smoothly is that I was surrounded by supportive mentors, and I hope to do the same for others. If you need assistance, please reach out. I’d love to help you achieve your goals.

Samuel Bronkema

In training

Hello, My name is Samuel Bronkema. I am currently pursuing a degree in business right here at Jackson College. I plan on transferring to a 4-year institution and getting my MBA. I also play baseball here at JC, and I plan on continuing my baseball career after my two years. I enjoy playing video games, hanging out with friends, and sleeping. To me, life is like a roller coaster with the ups and downs–soaking in the time while you’re at the top and pushing through the lows.

Carlie Brown

In training

Hello, my name is Carlie Brown! I plan on graduating from Jackson College with an associate degree in accounting. I hope to put my degree to use and find a good job after graduating. Outside of school, I have a full-time job which I enjoy working at, I also love shopping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. As a person who grows from help given me, I hope to be helpful, as well, and I’m excited for the opportunity to do so!

Kaylona Butler

In training

Hello! My name is Kaylona Butler, and I plan to graduate from Jackson College with an associate in applied science. Once I receive my degree, my goal is to transfer to a local University where I will further my education in Business Administration. Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, going on nature walks, exercising, and swimming.  Being a lifeguard for three years has placed me in situations where my assistance was often required. Writing can be difficult at times, but learning how to navigate through the frustration is where growth happens. If you are ever in need of a helping hand or a few words of advice, do not hesitate to reach out!

La’Trell Hardiman

In training

Hello, my name is La’Trell Hardiman. This spring I will be graduating from Jackson College with my associate in liberal arts. Once I am done with Jackson College, I will be attending Eastern Michigan University, and I will be studying sports management. In my free time, I like to work out and play basketball at the gym.  I am a huge sports fanatic, mainly basketball and football, but I always keep an open mind towards other sports as well. I feel like helping is something one should always have an open mind to because it can bring a sense of fulfillment and happiness.  So I enjoy being helpful and kind to others.

Levi Lane

In training

Hi! My name is Levi Lane, and I am a freshman at Jackson College.  Although I am still uncertain of what path I want to take with my studies, I plan to work hard and keep an open mind on all the different opportunities that I encounter on my journey. When I am not in class, I have a love for baseball, traveling, and hanging out with my close friends.  I believe that everyone’s life has a path that they follow.  Everyone is different. I would love to help people find their paths and help them with their writing.

La’Shaunnah Meeks

In training

Hello, My name is La’Shaunnah Meeks. I plan to graduate from Jackson College with an associate in liberal arts and transfer to Michigan State University for a degree in education. Once I graduate, I plan to teach young children. I love working with young children; as a big sister, it comes natural. Some things I do in my free time are drawing, writing, cooking, and singing. My life dream is to help children at a young age to give them the best head start in life.

Brenna Pothoof

In training

Hello! My name is Brenna Pothoof! I am pursuing a career in Cardiac Sonography here at Jackson College. I am also on the women’s soccer team. English is my favorite class, and I am always happy to write an essay! In my free time, I like to stay active by running or hiking. Spending time with friends and traveling with my family has been a joy in my life. My goal in life is to help others and make them laugh, especially when they are in a dark place. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and to start this next chapter, and I hope I can help others along the way.

Rebecca Uphaus

In training

Hello, my name is Rebecca Uphaus. I am currently a freshman at Jackson College and working hard to pursue a teaching degree in the near future. After JC, I plan to continue my academics at Michigan State University. My dream has always been to inspire and teach kids all about the fascinating ways to write. Outside of school, I love to workout, shop and attend church every Sunday. Above all, spending quality time with my family is my main priority. I truly find so much excitement in writing and hope to share some with you. With that being said, I can’t wait to help lead you to success and find a passion you never knew was there. Feel free to contact me!

Writing Tips

Using active verbs

To “comma” or not “to comma”

Creating a works cited page

Paragraph Structure

Editing Strategy


The Writing Fellows mission is to help JC students become better thinkers, readers, and writers. Faculty support, individualized tutoring, and responsive reading all help our students understand writing as a recursive process. We believe that a writer can learn a good deal by talking to a sensitive and responsive reader before, during, and after writing and rewriting.

We adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Writing Fellows begin where the student is. Writing Fellows always start with the student’s concerns and needs, setting aside personal agendas or preferences.
  2. All students do their own work. Writing Fellows do not edit nor do they rewrite any portion of the tutees work. Writing Fellows suggests strategies for revision and editing, and they use sample papers and worksheets to help students understand individual revising and editing processes. Writing Fellows emphasize critical thinking or meta-thinking during tutoring sessions.
  3. Writing Fellows first address “higher order” concerns such as understanding the scope of the assignment, rhetorical mode or genre expectations, purpose and audience concerns, collection or invention techniques, and organizational strategies before they address “lower order” concerns such syntax, punctuation, usage and spelling. Writing Fellows stress that the point of the essay, report, or article drives the entire process.
  4. Writing Fellows adhere to the goal of independent learning, using redirection as a strategy. Writing Fellows do not attempt to solve all writing concerns in a single session or even in a semester. Their goal is to help peers become more confident and competent thinkers, readers and writers.


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